Big Rig Fails to Stop at Tracks, Causes Train Crash
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A train crash involving a big rig closed down Phelan Road for several hours Monday morning. The collision occurred on the Phelan Road railroad tracks west of Baldy Mesa Road around 6 a.m. Police say the tractor trailer was heading west on Phelan Road and failed to stop at the train tracks. The train engineer attempted an emergency stop but could not avoid colliding with the truck.

However, police say the train engineer was able to minimize the impact of the train crash by attempting the emergency stop, which slowed the train down significantly. A witness says the impact happened at about 8 mph and the big rig was only pushed three or four feet.

The incident closed down Phelan Road until 8:20 a.m. No one was injured in the crash.

Vehicle-train crashes result in hundreds of injuries and deaths each year. Most of these crashes can be avoided by following proper driving protocols around train tracks. 

“Thanks to the attentiveness and quick response of the train engineer, a more serious crash was avoided,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in a truck accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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